How to Watch US Netflix Anywhere in the World 2018

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Chris has a passion for helping you watch your favourite TV abroad. When he isn't helping you he can be found watching football, browsing Netflix or watching a good documentary.

US Netflix is amazing, it has more movies and TV shows than any other Netflix site in the world.

If you’re looking for a way to watch US Netflix anywhere in the world then you’ve probably come across outdated information that either says it’s not possible or offers solutions that no longer work.

The good news is US Netflix is accessible anywhere in the world in 2018 and all you’ll need is an app called a VPN. I recommend using ExpressVPN but there are a ton of companies to choose from which I’ll explain below.

Below I’ll explain the 5 simple steps you need to take to watch US Netflix and they’re so easy, you’ll even be able to do it if you’re a beginner.

So if you’re an American travelling outside the US and want to access your home Netflix content or you have a Netflix account from any other country in the world you’ll now be able to access US Netflix anywhere.

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How to Watch US Netflix Anywhere in the World

When you visit the Netflix website it first checks your location. It does this by checking your internet connection.

When it sees where you are then it serves up the local version of the Netflix site.

Visit in Australia, get the Australian Netflix site, visit in Thailand get the Thai Netflix site and visit in the US and get the US Netflix site.

It doesn’t actually matter where you pay for your account, what site you see depends on what country you’re currently in.

A VPN app allows you to change your online location and make it appear as if you’re in another country. Not all VPN services work with US Netflix but three that I recommend and tested are:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

You can choose any but I recommend ExpressVPN. Just follow the instructions below that show you how to use a VPN to appear in the US and gain access to the US Netflix site.

How to Watch US Netflix Anywhere in the World:

  1. Visit the VPN provider ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign-up. (There’s a 30-day money back guarantee so it’s risk-free)
  2. Go to the Products section of their website and download the correct app for your device.
  3. Install the app, run it and login when required.
  4. Select Choose Location and then United States.
  5. If it doesn’t automatically connect, click the connection button.
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ExpressVPN lets you watch US Netflix

It doesn’t take more than a few seconds for the ExpressVPN app to connect.

Once it’s connected you can either visit the Netflix website like normal on a computer or launch the Netflix app on your mobile device or Fire TV Stick.

If you’re not already logged into the Netflix website or app just login like normal with your usual account details.

You’ll now notice you’ve got access to a different range of movies and TV shows than before, in fact, it’s a much larger range of content.

When you’ve finished watching simply quit Netflix and then press Disconnect on the ExpressVPN app. You can reconnect at any time in the future too.

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Why is US Netflix any better than any other country

Netflix is offered in nearly every country in the world so you would expect that it’s just a standard service regardless of where you are.

Wrong!

Netflix varies massively depending on what country you’re in. The difference in the number of available Movies and TV Shows can be staggering too. Especially when you consider Netflix costs approximately the same no matter what country you subscribe in.

Netflix comparison site Finder shows that US Netflix currently has 1157 TV Shows and 4593 Movies available to stream.

By contrast, the UK has just 442 TV shows and 1586 Movies, Germany 328 TV shows and 1440 Movies and Hong Kong a lowly 134 TV shows and 392 Movies.

For Hong Kong that’s just over 8% of the US Netflix movie catalogue.

With a VPN as explained above you can access the entire US Netflix catalogue with your UK, German, Hong Kong or any country Netflix account.

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VPN services got blocked by Netflix

Back in 2016 Netflix started to crack down on users using VPN services to bypass their region restrictions.

In other words, they blocked VPN services. This was actually a very efficient block and for a good number of months there were very few if any VPN services that could access Netflix.

That has all changed. Any information you read that suggests Netflix doesn’t work with VPN services is outdated.

It’s true, not all VPN services do work with US Netflix and many VPN providers simply gave up on trying to allow access. However, there are a few determined providers such as ExpressVPN recommended above that still work with US Netflix and have done for some time.

Watch US Netflix anywhere conclusion

Watching US Netflix in any country is simple. It works both if you’re a US citizen travelling outside the US and also if you’re not a US Citizen who has a Netflix account for any other country.

All you need is a VPN which you can get by clicking the button below. Then follow the instructions from earlier in this guide and you’ll have access to a huge amount of extra movies and TV Shows at no extra cost.

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